Bonifacio beats Marlins in salary arbitration
Emilio Bonifacio became the second player to defeat the Miami
Marlins in salary arbitration this year.
Bonifacio was awarded a $2.2 million salary by a three-person
panel on Wednesday rather than the Marlins’ offer of $1.95 million.
Arbitrators Steven Wolf, Mark Burstein and Sylvia Skratek made the
decision a day after hearing arguments.
Pitcher Anibal Sanchez beat the Marlins in a case decided Monday
and will make $8 million instead of the team’s $6.9 million
Bonifacio hit a team-high .296 last year with five homers, seven
triples, 36 RBIs and 40 steals in 51 tries. The
infielder-outfielder made $425,000.
Players and teams have split four decisions, with Washington
defeating John Lannan and Tampa Bay beating Jeff Niemann.